The Wonderful Yah by Matthew Marx: Book Tour, Author Interview, and Giveaway with Celebrate Lit.
About the Book
Book: Wonderful Yah: The Unveiling
Author: Matthew Marx
Genre: Non-Fiction, Christian, Theology
Release Date: July 22, 2019
What is His name, and what is His Son’s name, if you know? This intriguing question from the book of Proverbs seems to echo the question in so many of our hearts: Who is God really? Over the past two millennia, people have tried to understand the mystery of the divinity of God using logic and thinking, but it fails every time. The Godhead does not operate or function as people do, and God is not subject to human reasoning. Yet understanding the mystery of the Godhead is both simple and profound when we know how to use the key Jesus gave us.
This book begins by accepting the challenge of some of the most thought-provoking Scriptures in the entire Bible—Proverbs 30:2–4. Throughout the book’s exploration of the divinity of God, a power hidden within God’s Hebrew name is discovered and then unleashed to answer the question, What is His name, and what is the name of His Son? The mystery of the Godhead is then subdued as God’s Hebrew name erupts as the correct foundation on which to discuss the relationship between the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Scriptural doors that once seemed impenetrable now open easily with a turn of a key, helping you to connect with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in a deeper, more focused way.
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What do you owe the real people whom your characters are based on?
First, since the primary character in my book is God, I would say an overwhelming sense of gratitude; to thank God for helping me, and equipping me to write this extraordinary book about Himself for the benefits of others. Second, since real people are my audience and God is the primary character in my book, I write/owe to my audience that they may understand God in a more meaningful, richer, and personal way.
How does writing non-fiction affect you personally?
The effect of writing non-fiction is personal to me, because when I write non-fiction, I write from my heart—in real time, real life. Writing non-fiction is as personal as it gets for me; what I am as an individual or person moves from within me, on to paper. As in my latest book, the main character of my book is God; what I write about Him comes from my heart and is placed on paper. What I know and have experienced with God in my life is shared in writing so others might be able to know and see Him in a different and more personal way.
Are there books you want to write, but can’t (for one reason or another)?
I would like to write a book on Christian eschatology someday, God willing. Eschatology, broadly defined here by me, is the study of the destination, or final destination, of humankind. Some readers may know this as the “end of the world,” or “end times,” or something similar. I long to write on this because I have a viewpoint that is vastly different from almost everything that has been taught for the past two thousand years. The reason I haven’t written on this subject is that I have to know in my heart that God wants me to write on it. Whenever I have a deep thought about writing on this topic, I get an uneasy feeling in my heart and spirit that it isn’t time yet to write on this subject. So, until the changes, I won’t write on that subject.
If you’ve written more than one book, which one is your favorite?
I have written two books, the second book is my favorite. The reason the second book is my favorite is that I feel this book will be the greatest literary work of my life. I get to explain and solve some of the greatest mysteries in the Bible, which involves explaining things about who God is. People have had problems understanding the Godhead; that is, who the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are. I explain and solve this mystery for them so that they can understand it. The first book I wrote was about learning to love and give freely without obligation or compulsion and to learn to do it selflessly.
What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
I enjoy being outdoors: I like walking, hiking, mountain bike riding, fishing. I like to watch NASCAR racing, this sport endorses veterans, the armed forces, and they honor God/Jesus Christ before each race through public prayer. When I’m in the mood, I like fixing things up before they get too broken or run down.
About the Author
After spending twenty-five years working with the severe and persistently mentally ill, Matthew William Marx felt a burden to pray for those struggling to understand Jesus. His prayers led him to a deeper understanding of God, which he is now sharing with his readers. Matthew is a graduate of Oral Roberts University and holds a master’s degree in social work. He is licensed with the state of Michigan, where he lives with his wife, Suzanne.
More from Matthew
Wow! Who would have known? Normally, non-fiction books like Wonderful YaH: The Unveiling primarily focus on: what is the problem and how to fix it. However, wouldn’t it be intriguing if a non-fiction book incorporated some elements of a fiction book such as mystery, suspense, and drama, with the reader bring the drama as they deal with their internal dialogue on how to answer a proposed question to help solve the mystery. Be aware, however, that this type of adventure and journey is not for the timid or light of heart. Taking fiction elements such as mystery, suspense, and drama and placing them in a non-fiction book could produce a real-world reality shift that is different from what the reader has known or experienced—Wonderful YaH: The Unveiling is one such book.
Come and join me on a non-fiction journey and adventure that incorporates some elements of fiction that explore, explain, and solve two of the greatest mysteries of the Bible. The two great mysteries to which I refer are (1) the divinity of Jesus Christ in the Godhead, and (2) how our lives and the choices we make fit into God’s will and divine providence. Many smart and wise people, over the past two thousand years, have tried to explain and solve these two mysteries but have fallen short typically. Wonderful YaH: The Unveiling fills the gaps left by previous attempts to solve these two great mysteries by discovering the hidden power in God’s Hebrew name, then harnessing that power to solve the mysteries.
You might ask, “What is the point of being able to solve these two great mysteries, and what does it have to do with me”? The point is to know the One who created everything and to figure out how our lives fit into His grand scheme of everything. More simply stated, what is our purpose for being on planet earth? Surely, there is more to life than just being born, living for a few decades if you are fortunate, then dying. Isn’t it worth asking: Is our life more than just a blade of grass that is here today then gone tomorrow? If there were an answer to this mystery, wouldn’t it be nice to find the answer to this mystery before we die? People often read fiction for the adventure of mystery and suspense. Why not read a non-fiction book that offers mystery and suspense but with real-life consequences?
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To celebrate his tour, Matthew is giving away the grand prize package of the choice of paperback book or eBook, a $75 Amazon gift card, and a $25 Starbucks gift card!!
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